ADVICE: ‘Which Training Contract Offer Should I Accept?!’
UPDATE 4pm: XXX chose the London firm
LPC graduate XXX XXXX (name removed) is facing a life-changing decision.
XXXX has two training contract offers. But he must make up his mind about which one to accept by 4pm today.
One is at an exciting new firm in Leeds. It’s small, but has big dreams.
The other is with an established London media law firm – where XXXX would be first required to complete a week’s work placement to establish that he fits in.
Which should he choose?
Legal Cheek editor Alex Aldridge, who is a slave to quasi-religious hippy mantras, urges XXXX to follow the slogan written on his favourite T-shirt: “Be guided by love not fear”.
Meanwhile, Bircham Dyson Bell solicitor Kevin Poulter likens XXXX’s dilemma to having to elect between a “juicy satsuma hanging from the tree” and a “pink lady apple lying on the floor waiting to be devoured”.
“It’s much easier when you put it like that,” says XXXX – who co-runs LawPod in his spare time – but he’s still undecided.
Listen to the trio discuss XXXX’s dilemma on the podcast below (and on iTunes) – and give the poor lad some advice, before it’s too late…